Support for women lacking in rural areas
The lives of three women killed in the Wilno area last week will be honoured by raising awareness of violence against women, says a friend of one of the victims.
“We’re moving forward by not letting the story (of violence) disappear,” said Jennifer Coleman-Davidson, who’s known Nathalie Warmerdam for eight years.
Warmerdam had volunteered at Eganville’s public library where Coleman-Davidson works.
Warmerdam and two other women, Carol Culleton and Anastasia Kuzyk, were killed Sept. 22. Basil Borutski, who dated all three women and had a history of domestic violence, has been charged with firs-degree murder.
On Tuesday, grief-stricken visitors lined up in a funeral home to pay respects to Warmerdam.
Many made donations the Ontario SPCA, a fund to help Warmerdam’s two children or the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre.